Period
to 25 January 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Internet of Things in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Internet of Things over the 6 months to 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IoT (Internet of Things, Internet of Everything)
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 633 759 713
Rank change year-on-year +126 -46 +181
Permanent jobs citing Internet of Things 137 271 433
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.56% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 159 225 374
Median annual salary £55,000 £61,500 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.57% +8.85% +6.60%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £94,500 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Internet of Things is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 24,808 48,114 60,069
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.54% 38.52% 39.58%
Number of salaries quoted 19,260 37,405 46,331
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.65%

Internet of Things
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Internet of Things as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Internet of Things in the UK

Internet of Things
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Internet of Things.

Salary trend for Internet of Things in the UK

Internet of Things
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Internet of Things over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Internet of Things in the UK

Internet of Things
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Internet of Things within the UK over the 6 months to 25 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +139 121 £55,000 -15.38% 35
UK excluding London +112 71 £52,500 +5.00% 21
Work from Home -69 48 £52,500 -25.00% 13
London +150 36 £65,000 -13.33% 14
South West +67 24 £53,750 -2.27% 4
South East +138 12 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Scotland +17 11 £27,500 -38.89%
East of England +81 10 £52,500 -24.46% 1
North of England +61 6 £50,000 -9.09% 5
North West +61 4 £47,500 -17.39% 2
Midlands +57 4 £57,500 +21.05% 5
Northern Ireland +14 4 £50,000 +42.86%
West Midlands +54 3 £61,250 +11.36% 3
Yorkshire +32 2 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands +49 1 £45,000 +46.80% 2

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, IT jobs citing Internet of Things also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Internet of Things.

1 135 (98.54%) Internet
2 53 (38.69%) Big Data
3 47 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (31.39%) Degree
5 40 (29.20%) Analytics
6 39 (28.47%) DevOps
7 38 (27.74%) C
8 37 (27.01%) Azure
9 36 (26.28%) Python
10 34 (24.82%) Cybersecurity
11 33 (24.09%) Energy Management
12 28 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (18.98%) Use Case
13 26 (18.98%) Mobile App
14 25 (18.25%) Machine Learning
14 25 (18.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 25 (18.25%) AWS
14 25 (18.25%) Enterprise Architecture
14 25 (18.25%) Project Management
14 25 (18.25%) Microsoft
15 23 (16.79%) Software Engineering
15 23 (16.79%) Service Design
15 23 (16.79%) IT Strategy
16 22 (16.06%) Microservices
16 22 (16.06%) Security Cleared
16 22 (16.06%) Android
16 22 (16.06%) Management Information System
17 21 (15.33%) Linux
17 21 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 21 (15.33%) Apple iOS

Internet of Things
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.57%) Apache
2 8 (5.84%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.19%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (1.46%) Confluence
4 2 (1.46%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.73%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.73%) ThingWorx
5 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.73%) Maximo
3 1 (0.73%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.73%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.73%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 37 (27.01%) Azure
2 25 (18.25%) AWS
3 11 (8.03%) GCP
4 9 (6.57%) PaaS
4 9 (6.57%) SaaS
5 5 (3.65%) AWS IoT
5 5 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.65%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.19%) Office 365
7 2 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.46%) IaaS
7 2 (1.46%) Trello
8 1 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 135 (98.54%) Internet
2 11 (8.03%) Wireless
3 9 (6.57%) Bluetooth
3 9 (6.57%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (5.84%) VPN
5 7 (5.11%) Firewall
6 6 (4.38%) DNS
6 6 (4.38%) LAN
6 6 (4.38%) WAN
7 5 (3.65%) 2G
7 5 (3.65%) 4G
7 5 (3.65%) ADSL
7 5 (3.65%) DHCP
7 5 (3.65%) MQTT
7 5 (3.65%) NAS
7 5 (3.65%) Network Security
7 5 (3.65%) SSL
7 5 (3.65%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.92%) ZigBee
9 3 (2.19%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (38.69%) Big Data
2 13 (9.49%) Data Lake
3 8 (5.84%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.84%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.38%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.65%) Power BI
6 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.19%) Amazon QuickSight
7 3 (2.19%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (2.19%) Data Mart
7 3 (2.19%) SAP HANA
7 3 (2.19%) Tableau
8 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.46%) Redis
8 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.73%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.73%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (5.84%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.92%) JIRA
3 3 (2.19%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.46%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.46%) GitLab
4 2 (1.46%) Gradle
4 2 (1.46%) Postman
4 2 (1.46%) Protractor
4 2 (1.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (12.41%) Electronics
2 14 (10.22%) Local Government
3 9 (6.57%) Finance
3 9 (6.57%) Marketing
4 5 (3.65%) Retail
5 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.19%) Legal
6 3 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.46%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.46%) French Language
7 2 (1.46%) German Language
7 2 (1.46%) Police
7 2 (1.46%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.46%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.73%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.73%) Automotive
8 1 (0.73%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (26.28%) Developer
2 21 (15.33%) Architect
3 19 (13.87%) Full Stack Developer
4 15 (10.95%) Consultant
4 15 (10.95%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (9.49%) Cloud Developer
5 13 (9.49%) Technical Consultant
6 12 (8.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) Applications Developer
7 10 (7.30%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 10 (7.30%) Mobile Developer
7 10 (7.30%) Xamarin Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.84%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (5.84%) Data Scientist
8 8 (5.84%) Software Engineer
9 7 (5.11%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (5.11%) Python Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) C# Developer
11 5 (3.65%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.30%) Node.js
1 10 (7.30%) React
2 9 (6.57%) CSS
2 9 (6.57%) PySpark
3 8 (5.84%) HTML
4 7 (5.11%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.65%) .NET
5 5 (3.65%) HTML5
5 5 (3.65%) REST
6 4 (2.92%) CSS3
6 4 (2.92%) Django
6 4 (2.92%) JSON
6 4 (2.92%) Web Services
7 3 (2.19%) Kafka
7 3 (2.19%) SOAP
7 3 (2.19%) XML
8 2 (1.46%) COM
8 2 (1.46%) jQuery
8 2 (1.46%) Velocity
8 2 (1.46%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.98%) Mobile App
2 22 (16.06%) Management Information System
3 17 (12.41%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (8.76%) Algorithms
5 10 (7.30%) Smart Home
6 9 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (5.84%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (5.84%) Home Automation
7 8 (5.84%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.92%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.92%) Smart City
8 4 (2.92%) User Experience
9 2 (1.46%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.46%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.46%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 2 (1.46%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.46%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.06%) Android
2 21 (15.33%) Apple iOS
2 21 (15.33%) Linux
3 7 (5.11%) Unix
4 4 (2.92%) Windows
5 2 (1.46%) VMS
6 1 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (29.20%) Analytics
3 39 (28.47%) DevOps
4 34 (24.82%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (24.09%) Energy Management
6 28 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (18.98%) Use Case
8 25 (18.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 25 (18.25%) Machine Learning
8 25 (18.25%) Project Management
8 25 (18.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 23 (16.79%) IT Strategy
9 23 (16.79%) Service Design
9 23 (16.79%) Software Engineering
10 22 (16.06%) Microservices
11 21 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (12.41%) Data Analytics
13 17 (12.41%) Scrum
14 16 (11.68%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.74%) C
2 36 (26.28%) Python
3 20 (14.60%) C#
3 20 (14.60%) JavaScript
4 15 (10.95%) Java
5 12 (8.76%) SQL
6 11 (8.03%) C++
7 9 (6.57%) Go
7 9 (6.57%) MATLAB
8 5 (3.65%) Embedded C++
9 4 (2.92%) Embedded C
9 4 (2.92%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.92%) Scala
10 3 (2.19%) Java 8
11 2 (1.46%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.46%) Perl
11 2 (1.46%) PHP
12 1 (0.73%) ES6
12 1 (0.73%) Groovy
12 1 (0.73%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 43 (31.39%) Degree
2 22 (16.06%) Security Cleared
3 19 (13.87%) DV Cleared
4 12 (8.76%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.38%) PhD
6 5 (3.65%) CCNA
6 5 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.92%) CISSP
8 3 (2.19%) CCNP
8 3 (2.19%) CISM
8 3 (2.19%) MBA
8 3 (2.19%) SAP Certification
9 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.46%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.46%) PMP
10 1 (0.73%) CHECK Team Leader
10 1 (0.73%) ECSA
10 1 (0.73%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.73%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.73%) PMO
1 1 (0.73%) QA
1 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.76%) Docker
2 10 (7.30%) Firmware
3 8 (5.84%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.57%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.38%) Terraform
3 5 (3.65%) Ansible
4 1 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 25 (18.25%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.76%) Xamarin
3 10 (7.30%) Google
4 9 (6.57%) Databricks
5 7 (5.11%) SAP
5 7 (5.11%) VMware
6 5 (3.65%) EMC
7 4 (2.92%) Apple
7 4 (2.92%) Oracle
8 3 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.19%) Talend
9 2 (1.46%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.46%) BiZZdesign
9 2 (1.46%) Cisco
9 2 (1.46%) Citrix
9 2 (1.46%) Sparx
10 1 (0.73%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.73%) IBM
10 1 (0.73%) Juniper
10 1 (0.73%) SolarWinds